Vicky made her Bollywood debut with Neeraj Gaiwan’s 2015 critically acclaimed film Masaan. Before that, he co-directed the 2012 blockbuster gangster drama Gangs of Wasseypur with Anurag Kashyap. Vicky is the son of housewife Veena Kaushal and veteran action director Sam Kaushal. He has a younger brother Sunny Kaushal who is also an actor. Vicky is married to Bollywood star Katrina Kaif.
Vicky on hard days
“My parents always made sure that Sunny and I knew the difference between necessity and luxury. They always said that necessity is something that is given to you and luxury is something that you have to earn on your own. That demarcation has always been there. When we went to college, when I was AD, we had a second car at home, but I was never allowed to drive it. Except I have to take mom to yoga drop off. But if I have to go to my work and work even if I have to go to Anurag sir’s office or audition etc. I have to go by bus or auto. I can’t drive a car alone. You have to earn your car to do that,” said Vicky in an interview with Film Companion.
Vicky how his mother still keeps him grounded
“Muje Yaad Hai Ek Baar (I Remember Once) In 2018 or 19, one of the leading publications wrote a list of ‘Most Wanted’ and Mera Naam Aa Gaya Tha Usme (My Name Was in the List). I had come from a trip. Doston ke saat khoob khaya, masti ki yeh wo toh (I ate and enjoyed a lot with my friends and thus got fat). I came back, I’m lying down, my shirt is open, and my mother is like, ‘Aa dekh lo, yeh hai most desirable’ (see, he is the most desirable). Trolling jab ghar pe hoti hai na aap shant rehte ho (You keep quiet when trolls come at home). “The internet can’t shape me (laughs),” said Vicky in the same interview.
Vicky will next be seen in Sam Bahadur directed by Meghna Gulzar and an untitled romantic comedy opposite Tripti Dimri directed by Anand Tiwari.